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4th Annual GI Issues for the Primary Care Physician


Description - Certification Review Course
The 4th Annual GI Issues for the Primary Care Physician will review best practice standards through formal lectures, case presentations, and question and answer sessions. UCLA digestive disease faculty will share their specialized expertise and audience participation is encouraged via response system during case presentations and during the question and answer sessions.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize and employ the most current treatment strategies in gastroenterology patient encounters
  • Discuss the role of endoscopy in obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Apply the updated colon cancer guidelines to the screening and surveillance of colon cancer
  • Understand the current challenges and controversies related to gastrointestinal endoscopy and carbapanem-resistent enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and other "superbugs"

Contact Hours
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12511 for 8 contact hours.

Presentations and Agenda

(please refer to the reminder email for the password to access the presentations)

Abnormal Liver Tests - Gina Choi, MD
Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity:  Tough to Digest? - Guy Weiss, MD
Colorectal Cancer Screening - Wendy Ho, MPH
CRE and Endoscopy Update - Stephen Kim, MD
Diarrhea and Clostridium Difficile Infection "Dealing With the Mess" - Marc Kaneshiro, MD
Doctor, What Should I Eat? Nutrition Advice for the GI Patient - Nancee Jaffe. MS, RDN
Evaluation and Management of Chronic Constipation - Mary Farid, DO
GERD & PPIs: Bad Rap? - Kevin Ghassemi, MD 
Healthcare Maintenance:  Improving Quality in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care - Jenny Sauk, MD 
Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Obesity - Rabindra R. Watson, MD
Practical Treatments for Functional GI Disorders - Lynn Connolly, MD, MSCR

 For questions regarding course content, contact        
Trisha James at trishajames@mednet.ucla.edu or call 310-267-5345

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